Myron Butler

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Myron Butler
Birth name Myron Butler
Origin Tampa, Florida, United States
Genres Gospel, Soul
Occupation(s) Songwriter, Record Producer, Music Director, Vocalist, Organist, Pianist
Years active 1997–present
Labels EMI Gospel
Associated acts Myron Butler & Levi
Kirk Franklin
God's Property
1NC
Website Official website
Notable instruments
Vocals
Piano
Organ

Myron Butler (born November 4) is a Grammy award winning record producer, singer-songwriter, music director, vocalist, organist, and pianist. Most notably, he is known as the leader of the gospel choir, Myron Butler & Levi. Since 1997, he's worked as a vocal director and backup singer for several notable artists to include Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Smokie Norful, Donald Lawrence, and Yolanda Adams.

Biography[edit]

At an early age, Myron Butler developed an appreciation for music and, at 17, his first song, "Lift Him Up", was recorded by Dallas’ DFW Mass Choir. While working on the recording, Butler became good friends with the choir's director Kirk Franklin.

During his last two years of high-school, Myron formed a community choir of his teen-aged peers in Dallas, but, upon graduation, he left them to pursue a degree in psychology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. After completing his freshman year, Butler decided not to return to school. He remained in Atlanta for a year before deciding to return to Dallas, where his choir had continued to grow, in spite of changes in personnel. The group, which had become popular in the area began calling itself God's Property and welcomed Myron as their main choral director.

Returning to Dallas allowed Myron Butler to renew his friendship with Franklin, and God’s Property offered backup vocals for Franklin and The Family on occasional dates in and around Dallas.[1] He would later join Franklin's group One Nation Crew for that group's short existence.

He also did a song with a Dallas based youth choir called Total Praise on their CD "Faithfulness". Butler also serves as minister of music at Bishop T.D Jakes mega church, The Potter's House in Dallas, Tx.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Set Me Free (with Levi)
    Released November 8, 2005
    #18 (US Gospel)
  • Stronger (with Levi)
    Released August 28, 2007
  • Revealed – Live in Dallas (with Levi)
    Released March 30, 2010
  • Worship
    Released January 24, 2012

Singles[edit]

  • "Set Me Free"
    October 25, 2005
  • "Stronger"
    July 19, 2007
  • "Revealed"
  • "Bless the Lord"
    August 9, 2011

Production Credits[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  • Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers Finalé DVD April 4, 2006
  • Stronger DVD October 2, 2007
  • Marvin Sapp - Thirsty DVD

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Myron Butler & Levi Biography". EMI Gospel. Archived from the original on 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2007-08-13.